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I never see common agreement on any software-related titles. In some shops where I have worked "Architect" implies a thinker, not a doer. For QA Architect, it means someone who thinks about QA, researches and suggests improved methods and metrics. Sometimes it's someone who trains others. In other shops, "Architect" just means "very Senior". It's the ...


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I am working under the assumption that you would be familiar with the language the tools are being written in. If the team you are on already is writing unit tests a good place to start might be with them. Talk to the developers that are writing the unit tests and get an idea for how the underlying code is working. In the process of doing this start ...


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I agree with everything in Dan's answer. There are a few options on how to automate testing of the web service layer. You can use gui tools such as SOAPUI or JMeter, or you can use libraries such as Rest Sharp or a java alternative. I often prefer to start with an API or library for my automation, but recently I've been having success with JMeter and ...


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It really comes down to overall reliability and speed. If you can guarantee that you have 24/7 access to your 'test server' via the Internet, with guaranteed > 10Mbps download/upload speeds, and you can protect 100% from external attacks (e.g. DoS) then the Internet might be the way to go. But, if you are like most of the world that experiences ...


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It should be hosted where everyone who needs to test can access it. Important is that everyone can test in isolation, you don't want different processes or users interfering with each others tests runs. As you tagged this question with "continuous integration" I would like to add that for automated tests I love to spin up a test environment from scratch so ...


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Two Interesting reads, Offers great insights on Senior QA Roles What is a test architect? From John Morrison's Blog - Test Architect


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It reads to me as though your organization is using the SM role in a somewhat different way than classic Scrum, so my suggestions could be way off-target here. Classically, the SM role is to facilitate progress by finding ways to clear or work around any impediments that arise during a sprint, to lead meetings, to ensure that meetings stay on-topic and stay ...



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